31 Aug 2008
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RM are a company producing educational resources for both teachers and pupils. They have a keen eye on the need for a healthy green environment within our schools.
RM say that they surveyed a number of pupils about their attitudes to the environment. Their findings were very interesting and give a strong validation to teachers focusing on green issues at school.
“Schoolis where most children that we questioned learned about the environment(82%).” says RM. “This was greater than the proportion of children that learntabout the environment from their parents (75%) or TV programmes (67%).64 per cent of children aged between 11 and 14 years that werequestioned said that they had had lessons about the environment atschool and were interested in the subject. Only 14% confirmed that theyhad not had lessons on the environment at school.” If we are looking to a more optimistic future these finding are promising, showing our youth are getting vital access to information and ideas about how we can protect our environment.
In a message to teachers RM say: “So we know thatthe environment is important to you and your students. With that inmind -we thought you might be interested in what we are doing to begreen.
We have put together some free and fun resources for your classroom.Have a go at our classroom activity game, or calculate how much energyand money you could save at your school with our savings calculator.
There is a presentation that youcan use or aposter that you canprint out and display around your school to encourage everyone to saveenergy and help the environment.”
If you are a teacher or a pupil with an interest in making your school a ‘greener’ place why not visit the website:
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